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Learning All About Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities

Hi everyone, my name is Irene Maier. In the last few years, I have gone through the nursing home listings four times over in search of a proper home for each of my grandparents. Their varying medical conditions complicated the process. I had to find homes staffed with people who were trained to handle daily medical procedures and properly respond to emergencies. Furthermore, I had to consider my grandparent's daily care abilities to find a home they would be happy to rent. During this extensive search, I learned all about services, amenities and rooms offered at nursing homes and assisted living communities. I want to share that information with you through this website. I hope you will come back again soon to learn more.

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Assisted Living: 3 Reasons You Should Consider It For Your Loved One

22 November 2016
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While it would be nice if your loved one could live in their home until the day that they die, this simply is not a feasible option under most circumstances. Here are three reasons why you may need to consider moving your beloved family member to an assisted living facility: 1. They Experience Problems Performing Basic Routine Tasks. There are certain tasks that are performed on a regular basis and are often taken for granted, such as doing laundry, getting dressed, paying the bills, preparing meals, and driving to a doctor's appointment. Read More …

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

11 July 2016
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If you are worried about someone you love that has just received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you should know that one of the greatest steps to take for treatment is physical therapy. Physical therapy has been found to help a great deal for patients with MS during the early stages of the disease. Learn more about how physical therapy can benefit your loved one with MS. A Physical Therapist Will Make an Initial Assessment Read More …

Tips For Planning Fun On-Site Activites For A Loved One In A Nursing Home

25 May 2016
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Moving into assisted living facilities is becoming more common as baby boomers age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.5 million people are living in the more than 1,500 nursing homes or assisted living facilities in the United States. If you have a loved one who is among those who rely on assisted living care, you may wonder if it's okay to do the same sort of stuff you used to do when the person was living independently. Read More …

Tips For Staying Connected With Your Parent With Alzheimer’s

19 February 2016
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As the Alzheimer's progresses in your parent, it will become more difficult communicating with them. Even simple conversations will take skill and patience. Here are some tips used by memory care specialists at facilities like Gateway Living to continue to have a loving connection with your parent in spite of this disease. 1. Approach all conversations with your parent calmly. As the disease advances, your parent will become more sensitive to the energy of people around them. Read More …

Guidelines For Selecting An Excellent Retirement Home

28 January 2016
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If you are looking for a retirement home for a loved one, then it can be pretty hard to find a facility that is suitable for your needs. After all, you want to make sure that you pick a location that will cater to your loved one and provide for them. To help you out in this important decision, here are some questions that you should heavily consider when browsing: Read More …